"Donald Glover has been building up his name for a while now, but he is finally getting the recognition he deserves." -- Rafael cediel
Childish Gambino has been making music since 2008 when he released his first mixtape Sick Boi. Since then he has released three studio albums, two EPs, ten singles, and seven mixtapes. His music first started gaining major popularity when he released music videos for songs such as “3005”, “Sober”, and “Telegraph Ave,” although mainstream success started coming to his music with the release of “Redbone” . His most recent song “This is America” is so far the most political of his songs yet and it just hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The “This is America” music video was directed by Hiro Murai who Glover has worked with before for his series “Atlanta” Throughout the video there are many political statements and symbols. If you haven’t yet seen it you definitely should.
Glover has been writing television since 2006 when he got invited by Tina Fey and The Simpsons producer, David Miner to write for the show 30 Rock. Glover started acting for television when he played a role in Dan Harmon's show Community, which premiered in 2009. Since then he has done a lot of work for TV but the most important yet is his show Atlanta, in which he is both the creator of the show and one of its main characters. His career as an actor is blowing up with his role in the new star wars movie Solo in which he plays Lando Calrissian.
Nobody else has been able to do what Donald Glover has done. It is extremely hard to be a successful actor, musician, and writer but he has figured out how to do all three. There are many musicians that have been able to transition in to acting careers, but there are no other actors that have transitioned into music except Donald Glover.